Tramadol: a painkiller with formidable side effects

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Tramadol, a drug that replaces Di-Antalvic, would have significant side effects. This painkiller would cause a strong addiction, reveals Le Parisien.


Since Di-Antalvic was withdrawn from the market in March 2011, Tramadol has been adopted by millions of patients. This painkiller derived from opium is very popular for calming back pain and joint pain. It could, however, have formidable side effects. To the point that the French Agency for Health Safety of Health Products (Afssaps) decided to monitor it.

The Tramadol molecule is present in France in the generic of the same name and in twenty drugs, including Tropalgic, Contramal or Ixprim. But the side effects of the miracle drug are worrying: vomiting, sleep disorders, disorientation and “significant addiction of some patients,” warns Le Parisien.

In France, the first overdoses in 2010One-third of the eight million regular users of Di-Antalvic have reported in the last two years on stronger drugs, such as Tramadol. More than 12 million boxes were sold last year, an increase of 30%.
Yet patients have been victims of overdoses since 2010 in France. “Nobody had warned me of addictive effects. I increased the doses and I became completely addicted, “says the Parisian patient of 26 years. He decided to wean himself off at the price of “ten days of nightmare” after having a “black hole of several minutes” in front of his TV.

In the Middle East: devastating effects In Egypt in Libya or Gaza, Tramadiol would be used as a real drug. The tablet of ten tablets is bought in pharmacies for five dollars. Its virtues: to delay the ejaculation, to give energy, “to forget the problems”, testifies in the columns of the newspaper, a young man of 22 years, which uses it for four years. The regular users suffer from depression, fatigue, or kidney or intestinal problems. In short, the miracle drug looks like a poison.

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